Battle lines drawn over Argentina’s abortion ban

Posted on February 15, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime, Latin America Health, Politics, Religion

Argentina’s strict abortion laws prohibit terminations except when the life or health of the pregnant woman is in danger or if the pregnancy results from the rape of a mentally disabled woman. The government has rolled out national contraceptive campaigns, but despite this there are still up to 500,000 clandestine abortions in every year. Read Article

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